Although customers can already download version 4.6 of Microsoft Application Virtualization, the Redmond-based company is now offering for download the second major upgrade to its predecessor. Application Virtualization (App-V) 4.5 Service Pack 2 (SP2) is now available through the Microsoft Download Center, bringing to the table the latest updates to App-V 4.5. The main changes highlighted by the software giant for the evolution of App-V 4.5 with the release of SP2 involve virtualization support of Office 2010 and of SQL Mirroring.
“This service pack provides the latest updates to Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.5. Because Microsoft Application Virtualization service packs are cumulative, you do not have to install Service Pack 1 before you install Service Pack 2. Service Pack 2 includes all of the fixes that were included in Service Pack 1,” Microsoft revealed. More »
Customers running the latest iteration of the Windows client now have a refreshed version of a package of solution accelerators available. On April 1, 2010, the refreshed version of Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP) 2010 was released. In fact, MSDN and TechNet subscribers can already download the MDOP 2010 Refresh bits and test drive the new release. At the same time, existing MDOP customers have the new MDOP 2010 release available for download at the Volume Licensing Service Center (VLSC).
“As planned, the update for MDOP 2010 includes: Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization (MED-V) 1.0 SP1 – now available for production deployment on Windows 7. Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V) 4.6 – localized client versions and additional languages support (App-V 4.6 English version was released on February 22, 2010),” revealed Ran Oelgiesser, senior product manager for MED-V.
For those unfamiliar with the Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack, MDOP 2010 is a combination of no less than six technologies/solution accelerators, including: Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V), Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization (MED-V), Microsoft Advanced Group Policy Management (AGPM), Microsoft Asset Inventory Service (AIS), Microsoft Diagnostics and Recovery Toolset (DaRT), and Microsoft System Center Desktop Error Monitoring (DEM). MED-V in particular is designed to help corporate customers deal with incompatibility issues with Windows 7. More »